Archive for July, 2010

Chris Monroe book signing

[Chris Monroe's Sneaky Sheep]

Chris Monroe — the cartoonist behind the Star Tribune’s weekly comic, “Violet Days,” and the author of (among others) two “Monkey With A Toolbelt” books — will sign her new book, “Sneaky Sheep” this Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

Stop by and say “Hi” and purchase a book or two.

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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, July 15th, 2010!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic at Cahoots Coffee! This locale provides us with not only a spacious room in the back of the shop, but also they have tasty mediterranean food for sale!

The jamming is easy and it’s a fun time! Just bring some drawing utensils, an idea for the jam, and a few bucks to get a tasty beverage or some chow — don’t forget to tip, the baristas really do appreciate that!

The jam will start promptly at 6:30 and run until 10:30 at the latest. Come earlier to reserve your space! Seating can be limited at times!

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results will be posted here at some date yet to be determined.

To join us come to:
Cahoots Coffee
1562 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
(Southeast corner of Snelling and Selby)

More not than often we head on over to grab a brew at:
O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Right next to Cahoots!)

Bus info here.

Hope to see you there!

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INPUT REQUESTED: ROUND 1: Vote on what we should do for the 2011 comic art show at Altered Esthetics.

We have ten possible categories to vote on for the focus of the 2011 comic art show at Altered Esthetics.

Please go vote here.

Please only vote if you plan to participate in the show. Note that it is not required that you be a Minnesota resident to participate.

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little funny Series II Deadline Approaching! (July 22nd)

The deadline for participation in little funny Series II is JULY 22nd.

Read more about little funny and how to participate in series II here.

You can view pictures of little funny series I here.

You can see what the vending machine looks like here.

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Kevin Cannon Nominated for Best New Talent in the Harvey Awards

Minneapolis’ own local hero Kevin Cannon has been nominated for “best new talent” in this year’s Harvey Awards. Congratulations, Kevin! You can go vote here.


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INPUT REQUESTED: What should we do for the 2011 comic art show at Altered Esthetics?

The Lutefisk Sushi Volume D show is coming up this August… and we’re already thinking about what we want to for our collaboration with Altered Esthetics for NEXT year. Let’s get it figured out shall we?

Here are some of the many possible ideas we have discussed for next year’s comic art show, in no particular order:

PUBLIC DOMAIN BOOK — Wherein each artist illustrates a chapter from a public domain book.

ANTHOLOGY — An anthology of some sort.  Specific topic and printing details TBD.

COMIC COOKBOOK — Spiral bound cookbook with recipes and art submitted by artists.  Could cook some of the dishes during the opening.  Categories can be split among the potential artists based on last name just like when dividing up a potluck (e.g. A-D salads, E-J meats, etc.).

LOOSE SHEETS — Each artist makes a multi-page comic and they are bound like loose leaf newspaper pages, or in a 3-ring binder.

SONG COMICS — Each artist picks a favorite song and creates a comic based on this song.  This allows for maximum flexibility as artists may create whatever type of comic art they want.  Musicians could cover some of these songs during the opening.  We could produce a “mix tape” list to give out (people would have to purchase their own songs). Karoake?  — Comic – Oke.

SCRIPT SWAP — Artists could draw comics based on other people’s scripts.  This would give comic writers a chance to collaborate with local artists.  We could also create comics based on the scripts of young children, which could get pretty hilarious.

EDUCATIONAL COMICS –Each artist makes an educational strip on a subject of their choosing.

COMIC POSTER ART — Partner with poster artists who would print comics designed by cartoonists.

Suggest ideas you would like to participate in in the comments below, and we’ll discuss and vote on them very soon on the message board.


Hopkins Art Festival

Hello guys!
I will be happy to see you at the Hopkins Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
I have a tent this year and will be selling some of my art and cartoons.
Details are here:
Andrey Feldshteyn

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Do You Feel a little funny?

Over 50 Minnesota cartoonists made the deadline for Lutefisk Sushi Volume Dyou can see the list of contributors here (note if you contributed and do not see your name on that list, please let us know).

Whether or not you made that deadline, there is another way you can participate in the Lutefisk Sushi Volume D show. The show will also include a vending machine filled with boxes of teeny-tiny minicomics, and you do not even have to live in Minnesota to make one!

little funny series II is intended as a prominent “sideshow” to the Lutefisk Sushi Volume D project. little funny is a series of mini-comics sold in an old cigarette vending machine at Altered Esthetics. The first series was compiled in conjunction with the BIG FUNNY show in 2009.

The deadline for participation is JULY 22nd.

Read more about how to participate in little funny series II here.

You can view pictures of little funny series I here.

You can see what the vending machine looks like here.

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7000 BC at Lobo Anime & Comics Sidewalk Sale/July Meeting

Lobo Anime & Comics Sidewalk Sale/July Meeting | Saturday, July 10 | 11:00-5:00 (sale); 5:00-7:00 (meeting) | Lobo Anime & Comics | 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE | Albuquerque, NM

Update: the sale ends at 4:00, not 5:00; we’ll be moving on to dinner sometime after it wraps up.

All summer long, Lobo Anime & Comics hosts a sidewalk sale on the second Saturday of the month. 7000 BC will be a part of the July 10 event, with a table of comics from the group; after the sale, we’ll move on to a local restaurant for the month’s meeting.

New members and those interested in making comics are always welcome. Please send an email with any questions or for more details.

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